Associate in Science Degree (AS)

The mathematics program provides students the opportunity to complete the lower-division coursework required for four-year programs in mathematics. For students who plan to transfer, completion of the CSU General-Breadth or IGETC general education pattern is encouraged. It is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor because major and general education requirements vary for each college/university. These courses also fulfill general education requirements for allied health, biological sciences, physical sciences, computer science, and engineering.

Note: Students planning to transfer to four-year institutions are advised to meet with a counselor for general education requirements.

Note: The University of California has a credit restriction on certain combinations of mathematics courses. See counselor for detailed information on current UC Transferable Course Agreement.

Career Opportunities

Mathematicians work as statisticians, analysts, computer programmers, actuaries, researchers, planners, and educators. This major is designed to meet the lower-division requirements for most bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain and apply basic concepts of single variable calculus including various forms of derivatives and integrals, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • explain and apply basic concepts of multivariable calculus, linear algebra, or differential equation techniques, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • write logical proofs of basic theorems.
  • analyze and evaluate various theoretical and real-world problems and analyze existing solutions or create and evaluate novel solutions using mathematics, logic, and technology as appropriate.

Associate in Science Degree

The Mathematics Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See SCC graduation requirements.